Friday, 27 August 2010

Cycling Solo - Johannesburg to Cape Town

After having cycled through Israel in 2004, the bug had definitely not just bitten me...but taken a whole chomp!!!

On March 3rd I set off to cycle solo from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

This was my first excursion undertaken in my own home country.

I wanted to test myself physically, mentally and emotionally. Seeing as I want to take on the whole of Africa, I knew I'd need to be strong in all categories.

But then I am also superbly stubborn!!! So difficult situations just pose as a fun obstacle to me. Wink

In those days I racked up the first of many amazing, heartwarming and tear-jerking experiences. First of many to come!

I was absolutely amazed and humbled at the support I received from people all over the country.

I completed the trip and arrived in Cape Town 15 days later. Having covered 1500 kilometers.

It was right then that I knew, unequivocally, that I can do this thing!!! Smile

8 comments:

Jaco Strydom said...

Have a look at my blog. I am preparing for my 2nd attempt at Beit Bridge to Cape Town. 4000km of pure mountain bike heaven. www.beit2cape.blogspot.com

Enjoy the planning...

Jolandie Rust said...

Cool! I'll check out your blog. A friend of mine is currently busy waling from Beit Bridge to Cape Town. www.strokesurvivors.org.za

Jolandie Rust said...

Walking...sorry...not waling...walking. LoL

Cycling 4 Kidz 2012 said...

hi yolandi i need some help im doing a cycling trip in jan from jhb alberton to capetown v&a waterfront. what is the best route to take abd the best towns to stop over in. thanks sven
sveng@firstforwomen.co.za
0836561724

Jolandie Rust said...

Hi Sven. Thanks for your comment. I'll get in touch with you via email.

Charldin Wasserfall said...

Hi my name is Charldin Wasserfall, I am currently planning a cycle trip down to cape town myself.

What route did you ride?and did you fund your own trip?

Graham said...

Hi. I'm toying with a pedal from Jozi to CT. Could you recommend a route and share some tips on how to plan for accommodation and food? Thanks. Graham graham.j.rogoff@gmail.com

sophie de bleecker said...

Hi jolandie, great achievement! I also am interested in doing this stretch, could you send me your route and stops where you slept? Sophiedebleecker@hotmail.com thanks!